Sunday, 30 March 2014

A little bit of Project Life

Do you ever write yourself a project list, then look at it and laugh? I did that the other day and if I managed to do all the crafty projects I've set myself, I need to live until I'm 110! ... So I suppose I better get started on some of them, then.

Anyway, back to my big love of the moment .. Project Life. I really don't know what it is about it, that I find so fascinating. Maybe its the fact I feel free to experiment, or its a great way to use photos that you wouldn't necessarily scrap 12 x 12 or maybe its just the gorgeous products out there (probably the last), but either way, I'm still hooked by it.  Yes, I'm behind, but its not a big deal, so here are a few catch up pages.

 
For this week, I played around with typing on the photo before printing ... I still need to practice this technique, I think. 


I did a two page spread with this weeks, as it was Simon's birthday.  I know I'll be doing 12 x 12's for our trip to Harry Potter but it was fun to include them in our PL album too.

I've also printed out a bit from the BBC website about how its been the wettest winter on record this year, so I've included that as well.

And finally valentines week. Again, I've put our cards in the album too.

So that's where I'm up too at the moment. Need to get my act together a bit more as we're going into week 14 next week.  Goodness, where does time go.

Friday, 28 March 2014

ok ... I'm sorry

I've been a dreadful blogger and I'm sorry for that, and I feel bad too that I haven't been doing my rounds of catching up with reading and commenting on blogs. I've missed so much of what's been happening in your lives.

Now, about that, I'd be interested to know how you all manage to comment and read blogs, I worry about falling behind and not being a good blogger friend to you all. So any advice you could give me would be so welcome right now.

So what's been happening with me? Quite a lot actually, and shock horror, I've been crafting, and rather a lot too.  I've been scrapping, working on my Project Life album (bit behind on that), sewing my hexis and of course cleaning up my craft room.

Anyway, I'd like to share some good news with you; we have finally found a builder for the little house. Yes, its been nearly a year since we got planning (still a few niggles to iron out, but nothing dreadful), but its been finding a builder has been so difficult. Still, we've found a gem of one and I'm over the moon. 

For those that don't know; our little house, is our weekend retreat (or will be). It used to be Simon's Nans home and we bought it a few years ago. It literally has the sea at the end of our garden, and we love sitting watching the tide come in and the fishing boats go out. The house has been in the family since the early 1920's and has always had happy memories for all the everyone. Nan, had the most amazing way of making everyone feel at home there, so I'm hoping that continues.

Sadly though, the house has fallen into neglect and although was liveable and we did try to make it our home, it does need a lot of work. So it's going to be pretty much knocked about and bought into the 21st century. The kitchen has been ordered (oh I loved picking the kitchen, soooo much fun), as has the bathroom, and all the furniture as been put into storage, and the builders have already knocked out walls.

So with all this, I'm working on a smash book for all my ideas. The poor builder is always being handed bits of paper with things I've seen on Pinterest, that I'd like, so you can just imagine how he'll feel, when he see's me wandering in with my smash book in hand lol. (and I've gone for a great big A4 size one lol)

So enough of all this waffling, here is the first page of my smash book; I've gone with ideas for our colour scheme, and I'm really enjoying the non structured flow of a smash book ... more to follow.

I promise this blog won't be all about the little house, as I'm going to do its own little blog. I remember reading a blog not so long ago where the blogger had made her blog into a coffee table book. I think something like that would be so much fun at the end of the build. Now just need to find the blog again.

Again thanks for sticking with me, and I'm sorry that I've been a bit flighty with my blog reading and blogging these days.